Saturday, August 23, 2008


Just a short post for now. Life sure gets in the way of my hobbies sometimes! LOL

I purchased the yo-yo makers made by Clover because I have been unsuccessful making them the old fashioned way. I have been wanting to try these things. I finally got around to doing a couple. I am not so sure that they are any better then the ones I made without them. Albeit they are more uniform, but to me the stitches are just too big for the way I want them. Here's a comparison of both types:

I used the same sized circle for these. The one on the left is with the maker and the right is without. They are a little hard to see. I think that for embellisments I will use the makers. As for the quilt I dream of making, I am going to keep practicing.

This should be very productive day as my hubby has to work tonight, and it is dreary, so no plans to leave the house.

Happy Sewing,



Karen said...

There is quite a difference in the yoyo's. I have never particularly liked making them, though I think they are as cute as can be on some projects. Wonder if I would like making them any better using those yoyo maker things.

Sunny, I tried to reply to your comment on my blog a few days ago. I got the reply back in my e-mail this morning as undeliverable. Just want you to know that I wasn't ignoring you.

April said...

There is a huge difference in them. I am wondering if it was faster using the yoyo maker? I am making mine all by hand, and they are not perfect by all means, but maybe that adds character?! :)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I have those yo yo makers too. But I haven't used them yet. I was so unsuccessful making them myself! I don't know why but they never turned out even. So next time I'll try these. Thanks Sunny.